These Days, The United States Rules Oil Prices, Not OPEC (USO)

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From George Friedman: There’s no end in sight to slumping oil prices—good news for consumers but a dire development for major oil producers like Saudi Arabia and Russia. And now, rising US oil production and exports are contributing to the slump.
NYSE:USO June 16, 2017 6:46am

Oil Isn’t The Only Commodity Selling Off This Year (GNR)

From Dana Lyons: The drop in oil prices has gotten most of the attention, but commodities across the board have been selling off.

United States Oil Fund (USO) Plunges Close To 52-Week Low

From Nick Cunningham: Oil slumped again on Wednesday on a downbeat assessment from the IEA regarding the health of the oil market. After posting some relatively optimistic projections for the “rebalancing” process in recent months, the IEA has had to concede that the massive inventory overhang might last longer than it originally predicted.
NYSE:USO June 15, 2017 6:24am

Crude Oil Plunges To New 52-Week Lows (DWT)

From Tyler Durden: After tumbling last night following API's surprise builds, WTI/RBOB levitated on a weak dollar into the DOE print but initialy kneejerked lower on the data which showed a smaller than expected crude draw and confirmed another significant gasoline build.
NYSE:DWT June 14, 2017 12:06pm

Surprise Inventory Build Pushes Oil Back Toward Yearly Lows (USO)

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From Julianne Geiger: The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a build of 2.75 million barrels in United States crude oil inventories, compared to analyst expectations that markets would see a draw of 2.7 million barrels for the week ending June 9—a 5.45-million-barrel discrepancy that is bound to unsettle already unsettled markets.

Investing in Real Assets via ETFs (GUNR)

From FlexShares: Real assets are different than financial assets like stocks and bonds. Real assets include gold and other precious metals, commodities, real estate, and oil, among others.

Is It Finally Time To Buy Commodities? (DBC)

From Invesco: As I travel around the country to meet with institutional clients, I often hear this question: “What is everyone selling? Because that’s something I’m really interested in buying.”

Speculators Are Getting Bullish On Oil Again (USO)

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From Nick Cunningham: The latest selloff in oil prices have left speculators in a predicament: The fundamentals continue to look poor with unimpressive drawdowns in crude oil stocks, but there is a general consensus that the extension of the OPEC deal should push the market towards a rebalancing over the next few quarters.
NYSE:USO June 13, 2017 7:43am

Hope for the Best, But Prepare For The Worst With Gold (GLD)

Last week investors shrugged off even more drama coming out of Washington. Stocks continued to rally and hit record highs, even as former FBI director James Comey testified that, in his opinion, President Donald Trump fired him in an attempt to lift the “cloud” of the Russia investigation.
NYSE:GLD June 12, 2017 1:39pm

Time To Get Bullish On Coffee (JO)?

From Chris Kimble: Coffee may a joy to drink in the morning, yet being long it the past 6-months, has been a painful experience.

United States Oil Exports Are Keeping Crude Prices Low (USO)

From Nick Cunningham: U.S. exports have spiked in recent weeks, upending longstanding trade flows. But while that may be good news for some U.S. drillers, the unusually high level of crude exports are not obviously a good sign about the health of the oil market.

Is It Finally Time To Get Long Crude Oil? (UCO)

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From John Ross Crooks III: ABC called to invite me to join the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.” Well, no. They didn’t, actually.

Can Gold Bounce Back This Week? (GLD)

From Keith Weiner: As most in the gold community know, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown announced on 7 May, 1999 that HM Treasury planned to sell gold.

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